White

2009 Miner Family Marsanne La Diligence Stagecoach Vineyard

Marsanne

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • mats13 Likes this wine: 89 points

    August 9, 2017 - Vibrant.

  • Genghis88 wrote: 87 points

    July 30, 2016 - Straw colored, full bodied
    Stone fruit, honey, slate, gooseberry
    Big and Bold. Very fruity. Tastes much like the nose. High alcohol.
    Waxy. Much better as a food pairing wine.

    Smoked a Tatuaje Unico

  • corkscrews Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 21, 2014 - A nose of citrus fruits and spice, medium yellow in color. A medium to full bodied Rhone white, with pineapple, apple, hazelnut and spice on finish, good acidity. www.winelx.com

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • JOJ wrote: 92 points

    July 3, 2013 - Even better than a prior bottle of three months ago, and again better upon warming slightly from cellar temperature. On the nose, peach, pineapple, and papaya, with a creamy, yeasty note. On the palate, lemon/lime and papaya with notes of creme brulee and nutmeg. Great.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • JVG wrote: 75 points

    April 17, 2013 - Color: Light gold.

    Nose: Pretty muted; I really have to concentrate to get much of anything. Faint mixed tropical fruit aromas of pineapple, cantaloupe, and mango. I don't really get any secondary notes except for some oak. And some alcohol.

    Mouthfeel: Bloated and oily.

    Palate: Really just nothing going on. Vacant from the initial attack through to the finish. No real fruit to speak of, watery due to lack of concentration, and flabby due to lack of acid. There are vague flavors of buttery vanilla oak and alcohol, and a short, bitter finish.

    I have nothing good to say about this wine, which is really disappointing considering the reputation of the winery and the vineyard, the price, and the fact that I love the Rhone wines of Francois Villard, who collaborated on this project. This would be bad at half the price, to be honest.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #10, 12/4/2011 (link)

    (Miner Family Marsanne La Diligence Stagecoach Vineyard) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Miner Family
  • Varietal Marsanne
  • Designation La Diligence
  • Vineyard Stagecoach Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 44 (36%)
  • Consumed 78 (64%)

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